Recognizing Excellence Among OHS Professionals Begins with You! The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) is made up of over 4,500 dedicated members who commit their days (and in many cases …nights) to the protection of millions of Canadian workers. The CSSE Recognizing Excellence Awards program provides a framework to pay special recognition to the extraordinary efforts and achievements of CSSE members.

The New to the Safety Profession award provides an opportunity for new safety professionals to be recognized for their professional accomplishments within their Chapters. Making great strides as a new professional in Health and Safety can be a challenge and CSSE would like to recognize the achievements of these individuals. Acknowledging new members who believe in their work is the intent of this award. 

Applicants may nominate themselves for this award or be nominated by a peer or colleague. If not a self-nomination, the person submitting the nomination is advised to work in conjunction with the nominee. To be eligible for the New to the Safety Profession Award the following criteria must be met by the applicant:

•       Must have a minimum of 2 years but under 5 years of safety work experience
•       Must be a CSSE member in good standing
•       Must have volunteered at the chapter level within CSSE, as well as outside of CSSE, i.e. workplace, local groups

Please note that all documentation on the checklist below is mandatory. Working with the nominee or your chapter to ensure that all the required documentation is emailed to

You may wish to view our guideline prior to proceeding, as it outlines all the information required for the nomination submission.

Nominations Deadline: April 30, 2018

More information on the CSSE Awards program can be found at Should you have any questions, please contact

* 1. Nominee Name:

* 2. Nominee Chapter:

* 3. Years of CSSE membership:

* 4. Nominee email address:

* 5. Documentation Checklist - All documentation to be emailed to Please check off all completed items.

* 6. Your name:

* 7. Your Chapter:

* 8. Your email address:

Thank you for nominating a deserving CSSE member.

Next Steps:

Both nominators and nominees will receive an email confirming receipt of the nomination.

Once nominations close on April 30th, 2018, the Awards Committee will be working with Chapter Chairs, Regional Vice-Presidents and select Board members to review the nominations and select the winners at each level. The same scoring matrix will be used to review the nominations at every stage of progression, where applicable.

All award winners will be announced at the annual conference, but only National awards will be presented at that time. Chapter and regional awards will be presented locally following the annual conference.

If you have any questions regarding the awards program or the process, please contact